School To Work Coordinator

Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of widespread change?

Are you interested in working to support people with disability to imagine, discover and seek out genuine work opportunities as they transition from school?

This role might be for you.

We are looking to create social change by working with young people with disability, their families, schools, and employers to obtain real jobs for real pay. You will have the opportunity to improve your knowledge and practice of innovative and sustainable employment models for young people with disability.

Position Objective

The project will share proven approaches with students with disability, their families, schools and employers to imagine, discover and find inclusive and meaningful employment opportunities.

It is a three-year project focused on improving the employment outcomes of young people with disability. Information will primarily be shared through webinars, workshops and conferences. The project is being delivered through a consortium of interstate capacity-building organisations.

The School to Work Coordinator Role

What you will be doing

  • Developing and enhancing the capacity of people with disability and their families
  • Building and managing relationships with stakeholders
  • Working alongside a consortium of organisations in the delivery of the project
  • Developing event content
  • Coordinating, presenting and co-presenting at events
  • Supporting the coordination of events from webinars through to conferences
  • Developing resources

The School to Work Coordinator role will join a team with:

  • a driven, passionate and caring culture
  • a strong values base that is flexible and supportive.

Imagine More is a small grassroots family-led organisation. We empower individuals, families and the community to become inspired, motivated and capable of ensuring people with disability hold valued social roles, develop meaningful relationships and live typical lives in their communities.

Selection Criteria

Applications must address each criterion.

  • An understanding of and commitment to the full inclusion of people with disability
  • Sound knowledge of contemporary and innovative employment practices that support people with disability into meaningful work such as customised employment and microenterprises.
  • Experience in organising, promoting and facilitating events such as webinars, workshops and conferences including developing and presenting workshop content
  • Demonstrated capability of working with people with disability and families
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated experience with a range of software applications
  • Capacity to travel interstate
  • Capacity to occasionally work weekends and evenings
  • Exposure to Social Role Valorisation (SRV) or willingness to engage with SRV content

Desirable Criteria

Lived experience of disability and inclusion

Employment details

  • Based in Dickson ACT with some opportunity to work from home
  • 25 – 38 per week (negotiable)
  • Commence October 2020
  • Salary is negotiable and will be based on experience and the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services (SCHADS) Industry Award 2010. Generous salary packaging available.

Applications

Closing date – Friday, October 23 2020

To apply

Email your complete applications to info@imaginemore.org.au using the subject line: ‘School to Work Coordinator – Application’.

Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • A letter addressing all selection criteria
  • Your full resume, including two work-related referees

For more information, please

  • email info@imaginemore.org.au or
  • ring Paul Kruger on 0431 984 867